#wedontbuyit launched

A new campaign has been launched in Ireland to encourage men and boys to speak out against prostitution and trafficking. “We Don’t Buy It is the first campaign to give voice to the majority – the overwhelming number of men

Scotland: email your MSP

Live in Scotland? Email your MSP and ask them to back the Sex Buyer Law. The Council of Europe, representing 47 countries, has called the Sex Buyer Law as “the most effective tool for preventing and combating trafficking in human

Ireland looks to adopt the Sex Buyer Law

The Republic of Ireland is the latest country to announce it is looking to adopt the Sex Buyer Law. The law criminalises paying for sex acts, decriminalises being paid for sex acts and provides support and exiting services for people

International Congress to #enddemand

On 12th November 2014 an International Abolitionist Congress was held in Paris, organised by CAP International: Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution. Sex trade survivors, organisations and parliamentarians from around the world came together to share experiences and discuss strategies

‘Demand’ discussed in House of Commons

On Tuesday 4th November MPs discussed the need to end the demand that fuels sex trafficking. The debate took place during Report Stage of the Modern Slavery Bill after Fiona Mactaggart MP and the Labour front bench tabled amendments relating

Rebecca Mott’s speech at launch of End Demand

This speech was delivered by Rebecca Mott at the launch of End Demand on 22nd October 2014. It is a huge honour to be part of this launch. I like the majority of those who have exited from prostitution, have

Survivors meet Labour leadership

On Monday 27th October a group of campaigners and survivors of prostitution met with Ed Miliband MP, Yvette Cooper MP and Seema Malhotra MP to urge the Labour Party to back the Sex Buyer Law. At present, prostitution is legal

women@thewell win CSJ Award

End Demand alliance member – women@thewell – has won a Centre for Social Justice Award. women@thewell provide support for women involved in street prostitution. women@thewell operates a drop-in centre in Kings Cross, London, and provides a wide range of vital support services

Northern Ireland votes for Sex Buyer Law

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted by an overwhelming majority to adopt the Sex Buyer Law. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill will make it a criminal offence to pay for sex and decriminalise selling sex. The BBC reports, “there is still

Shadow Minister welcomes campaign for prostitution law reform

Press release from End Demand ‘End Demand’ – a major new campaign launching today (22/10/14) to overhaul UK prostitution laws (1) – has been welcomed by Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls (2). The